The juxtaposition of escaping genocide during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and a new life in a foreign country define 1st generation Bangladeshi immigrants and their British-Bangladeshi offspring. But this is a largely untold story.
This project addresses the silence in history of this transition and highlights a generation that were pivotal in creating the multicultural society the UK enjoys today.
There is still a lack of diversity in cultural history the UK, particularly in London from the perspective of the ethnic minority. With growing negative sentiments towards immigration, this project is more important now than ever to record and share the rich immigrant history this country has benefits from.
These consultation workshops will give voice to these migrants' experience and build the foundation for future cultural works through video and still images that shares their stories and promote cultural diversity.
If you have a story or know someone that does and would like to share with us, please contact Seema on firstname.lastname@example.org
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